Major new Tesla product line -- not a car -- will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thurs 8pm, April 30 - Elon Musk, via Twitter.
Musk left us with that little cliff-hanger to speculate on exactly what this newness could mean for the company, who is by all accounts, a maker of cars, fast electric ones. Introducing a non-car product isn’t really par for the course.
This isn't a total shock, thought, as back in February, the Tesla CEO went on record to say that the company is looking heavily into next-generation battery technology that could be have applications outside the automobile, namely to power homes through fast energy transfer from the its cars and vice versa, and that it was nearing a point where it could feasibly enter mass production within six months. This newest announcement sits in nicely with that timeframe.
Should that logic turn out to be accurate, this pie-in-the-sky battery of the future could make waves in the auto industry as well as more efficient, lighter weight, more energy dense batteries with reduced charge cycle degradation could be exactly the catalyst needed for widespread EV/Hybrid development and adoption. Here’s hoping.
Or it could be that Tesla plans on introducing a flying toaster.